Surprising United Routes, The Inside Scoop on Flight Attendants, Getting Airline Compensation and More
Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:
What should you do when something goes wrong before, during or after a flight? Learn about the best ways to request compensation from airlines if and when you encounter a problem.
Flight attendants lead very unique lives — get the inside scoop on what flight attendant life is really like from TPG Insider Carrie A. Trey.
Read about several of United's strangest, most interesting and least well-known routes — some will surely come as a surprise.
Every traveler needs a great bag by his or her side. Check out the 5 best looking carry-on sized bags for travelers looking to splurge a bit.
From now until October 10, 2016, you can transfer Amex Membership Rewards points to British Airways with a 50% bonus. This means that if you transfer 250 Membership Rewards points, you'll receive 300 BA Avios, instead of the usual 200.
In Other News...
5% Cash Back Bonus Through the End of the Year for Discover Cardholders at Select Retailers
If you're a Discover cardholder, register to get a 5% cash back bonus on up to $1,500 spent at Amazon.com and other retailers from October through December 2016.
Austrian May Add Flights Between Los Angeles and Vienna Next Year
Austrian Airlines will begin a flight between Los Angeles (LAX) and Vienna (VIE) next year, according to rumors. This hasn't yet been confirmed by the airline, but if true it is safe to assume that the carrier would use a Boeing 777 to operate this long-haul flight.
Etihad Gets Rid of Chauffeur Service for American Award Customers
Passengers who used AAdvantage miles to book a premium cabin ticket on Etihad Airways flights will no longer have access to the airline's chauffeur service.
Air India Will Fly Daily Between San Francisco and Delhi Beginning This Winter
Air India currently operates a flight between San Francisco (SFO) and Delhi (DEL) three times a week. Come this winter, the airline will operate this flight daily, dramatically increasing capacity on the route.